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Program Manager, Network Building

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Prosperity Now
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Washington, DC
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Published 14 days ago

Summary: Founded as CFED in 1979, Prosperity Now has spent the last 40 years supporting communities on the ground and creating a movement to provide opportunities for households, individuals, and families to prosper. 

In 2020, Prosperity Now reaffirmed and evolved its vision, role, and strategy to better support those most adversely affected by a broken economic system—in particular those in Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities where individuals and families have been precluded from building wealth over centuries of discrimination. We seek to build a fair and just economy free from structural inequity and racism -- an economy where everyone can fully participate across their life cycles, families can build sustainable wealth across generations and communities can prosper without exception. 

The Network Building Team fosters peer connections and provides strategic targeted and meaningful engagement opportunities to build and strengthen relationships with community partners and stakeholders as we work to advance federal, state and local policy priorities that promote systems-oriented solutions and racial economic justice. The Program Manager, Network Building is a key member of the Network Building team, who will manage the established and emerging aspects of the Prosperity Now Learning community, ensuring the quality and consistency of learning events and peer working groups. 

Accountability: Associate Director, Network Building

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as project management lead for Network Building team learning events and other learning related activities, including engaging with Associate Director and other team members to:
  • Set learning goals, benchmarks and establish metrics for tracking performance of virtual events for the Prosperity Now Community;
  • Track and monitor performance and progress toward goals; and
  • Use learning event evaluations to inform future work.
  • Serve as project management lead for Network Working Groups, working in partnership with program teams and Associate Director, Network Building to:
  • Establish goals for working groups;
  • Set agendas, create PowerPoints and facilitate working group calls;
  • Produce collaborative deliverables for working groups; and
  • Disseminate working group products to appropriate audiences. 
  • Manage the organization-wide process for external-facing webinars and other virtual learning events, including developing and tracking a pipeline of webinars and learning events and resources; and as needed, facilitate peer learning events for technical assistance projects and cohorts.
  • Partner with program staff to identify opportunities to leverage and further the resources, tools and lessons coming from their work through the learning community.
  • Collaborate with internal and external content experts, Prosperity Now project leads, and/or Network leaders to provide learning event design consultation support.
  • Coordinate and facilitate peer learning opportunities for practitioners to share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Support the Prosperity Summit by providing thought partnership to staff on session design, providing learning support, and in other areas as needed.
  • Distill emerging themes, model practices and other key resources identified through peer learning opportunities, and draft and edit various internal and external communications, including Prosperity Now Newsletter Spotlights and Resources, Network Newsletters, tools, guides and blog posts to amplify lessons from the field.
  • As funding becomes available, own the process for sub-granting funds to field partners, including the associated application and scoring process, collecting signed agreements and sub-grantee reporting.
  • Work to advance Prosperity Now’s racial equity goals and collaborate, when appropriate, with the Racial Wealth Equity team to embed racial equity concepts into our learning activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Educational background in social work, public policy, planning or closely related area of study; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • At least three years’ experience in the asset building, financial capability, community tax preparation, poverty alleviation or other related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a wide range of external partners and stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience designing/implementing trainings, workshops or other adult learning activities.
  • Strong project management skills; excellent organizational abilities with strong attention to detail; ability to manage multiple deadlines in highly organized and efficient manner.
  • Exemplary writing skills, with a demonstrable ability to communicate dense technical information for a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly develop rapport and identify common goals.
  • Exemplary oral communication and presentation skills, in both small and large group formats.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • When it is safe to do so, ability to travel regularly to community partner sites, industry conferences, Prosperity Now events and other events.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Travel is required approximately 20-30%

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000

Prosperity Now is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff. We encourage candidates from various backgrounds to apply.

Summary: Founded as CFED in 1979, Prosperity Now has spent the last 40 years supporting communities on the ground and creating a movement to provide opportunities for households, individuals, and families to prosper. 

In 2020, Prosperity Now…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 13, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$60,000 - $70,000

Benefits

Prosperity Now's staff enjoy a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, as well as life, disability and long-term care insurance. Prosperity Now also provides their staff with professional development and technology stipends, a 403(b) retirement plan and generous paid time off.

Prosperity Now's staff enjoy a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, as well as life, disability and long-term care insurance…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1200 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States
Suite 400

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